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Election 2018: Donald Trump’s Divide and Distract Tour

Over the last few weeks, Donald Trump has been traveling the country to reinforce the GOP’s divide and distract strategy and campaign for some of the worst anti-immigrant candidates running in 2018. Crafted with the help of Stephen Miller, the divide and distract strategy has been promoting cynical political tactics that scapegoat immigrants in order … Continue reading »

WaPo’s Greg Sargent: “Trump just panned ‘globalism.’ But his immigration and trade ideas are deeply unpopular.”

In a piece written following Trump’s inauspicious speech at the UN General Assembly, Greg Sargent analyzes Trump’s xenophobic nationalism and concludes it is producing terrible policy outcomes and widespread public disapproval. The piece is excerpted below and available in full here. President Trump gave a speech today at the United Nations in which he flatly … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “There They Go Again”

White House Political Rally Underscores Cynical Republican Midterm Strategy: Focus on Demonizing ‘Them’ to Keep Focus off the GOP’s Failure to Help All of Us As expected, yesterday’s White House celebration of ICE and CBP was an overtly political rally. It neatly captured Trump’s midterm strategy: inject race, immigration and “us vs. them” appeals at … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: White House Pep Rally for ICE and CBP All About “Divide and Distract” Political Strategy

Today, the White House will host a “celebration” for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents, against the backdrop of the cruel and unresolved family separation crisis that implicates both agencies. Last week, we offered a brief primer on the litany of abuses at ICE and CBP that show why … Continue reading »

GOP Goes All-In on Trump’s Fear-Mongering

Trump’s TN Rally for Senate Candidate Blackburn Reminder that GOP Midterm Approach is an Ugly Attempt to Stoke Fear and Divide Americans Led by President Trump, the Republican Party has fully embraced an ugly and divisive brand of politics seeking to stoke fear, sow division, and blame immigrants in an effort to maintain political power. … Continue reading »

“Divider in Chief” Sets A Clear Course for the GOP in 2018: When All Else Fails, Stoke Fear in Effort to Maintain Political Power

Ugly Strategy Trumpeted by Stephen Miller; Leaves No Room for So-called GOP Moderates Yesterday, President Donald Trump’s roundtable on Long Island was the latest evidence of the White House commitment to divide the country in hopes of maintaining political power. In a new interview with Breitbart News, White House advisor and anti-immigrant ringleader Stephen Miller admitted … Continue reading »

As Trump Stokes Fear Over Criminals, ICE Deports Non-Criminals Like Michigan Mom Cile Precetaj

Matt Hildreth: “This kind of fear-mongering has no place in our country. We are better than this.” As the White House’s continues to stoke fear over immigrants and as President Trump delivers another anti-immigrant stemwinder on Long Island, it’s again worth remembering the ongoing gulf between the Trump administration’s rhetoric and the reality of who … Continue reading »

Why Trump’s “Animals” Rhetoric Matters

“Dehumanization is what you do to unwanted social groups before killing them” Last week, President Trump used the term “animals” when referring to immigrants. While some in the media are engaged in a debate over what immigrants he was referring to, key observers have stepped up to underscore the import and the dangers in Trump’s … Continue reading »

Unlike GOP Leaders, Some Conservative Observers Speak Up and Condemn Trump’s Immigration Cruelty and Divisiveness

The uproar across the country and party lines against the administration’s inhumane immigration policies and rhetoric – from separating infants and toddlers from their parents to referring to immigrants as “animals” – is amplified only by the deafening silence in most of the Republican ranks. There are some notable exceptions. Below, we excerpt conservative commentary from Washington Post syndicated columnist Michael … Continue reading »

After Trump’s Latest Dehumanizing Comments, Americans Are Ready for Common Decency and Common Sense

Donald Trump’s latest comments scapegoating, dehumanizing, and “othering” immigrants is an unfortunate reminder of the worldview of this president and a preview of the ugly politics of fear that we will see from the White House and Republican candidates throughout this election cycle. The following is a statement from America’s Voice Political Director Matt Hildreth: … Continue reading »

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